Inlaid Ruby Cabinet

This cabinet was unusual and to my knowledge the first of its kind… It has an illuminated semiprecious stone panel in the door, that projects light through the stone into the sanctuary. This project took over one year to construct, was the largest Pietra Dure panel I have ever constructed on my own, and gave me a chance to exercise my ‘patience muscle’ like never before. The Pomegranate was made of slabbed ruby, for green leaves the zoisite (which forms around the ruby), Aventurine for the ‘stems’, and non-translucient Limestone for the background of the image. The tiara was adorned with various ruby cabochons and set into gold findings. Click here for more pics and info.

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